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On ice cream machines

21/07/2011 at 18:48

Since the earliest crude creations operating with salt and ice to produce the freezing effect, ice cream machines have developed quite a lot. But what do these machines actually do? Can you just put all ingredients together quickly and let the machine fix the rest? Contrary to what one perhaps could expect, an ordinary ice cream machine actually only has two purposes – to […]

Quick fixes for almost home-made ice cream

21/07/2011 at 18:48

Sometimes, you simply do not have the time, the energy or the necessary ingredients to make “proper” ice cream. If so, please consider some “quick fixes” that will allow you to “make”  ice cream anyway. * Use commercial ice cream as ready-made base; add your own flavouring/mix-ins Buy the best premium ice cream available (vanilla usually being the preferred, most […]

Making Oriental Style Ice Cream

21/07/2011 at 18:48

  First of all, excuse the following over-simplifications. “Oriental ice cream” covers quite a diverse field so this is mainly an attempt to highlight three main aspects of this rich tradition. One technique, which uses (corn) starch as stabiliser instead of eggs, is sometimes labelled “Oriental” (I have previously done so myself). This style is, however, also well […]

Ice cream and the Law

21/07/2011 at 18:48

  The legal definition of “ice cream” differs across the globe. Usually, such product- legislation focuses on commercially produced ice cream – as long as you’re not putting illegal substances into your home-churned ice creams, you would normally not be affected. In Europe, earlier national definitions of ice cream and various national product composition requirements […]

American blueberry cheesecake ice cream

21/07/2011 at 18:48

      There is a time and a place for everything. At times, even trusted favourites can come to feel a bit … uninspiring.  With strawberries just having come into season, it felt like strawberry ice cream had come to completely dominate the production agenda at home. Don’t get me wrong – strawberry ice cream can be really nice, and the kids sure […]